“Behind the Scenes” One Hour Special Airing Locally on WKRN News 2 at 6:00 p.m. Followed By Show at 7:00 p.m. Central Time

Nashville, Tenn. (November 5, 2010) — The Nashville Build episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” now has an official airdate of Sunday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. Central. The show will be preceded by a one hour “Behind the Scenes” special to air on WKRN News 2 at 6:00 p.m. The show chronicles the rebuilding of Lighthouse Preschool, which was completely demolished during the historic flood that created so much devastation throughout the city of Nashville in early May.

In September, LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp. teamed up with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and thousands of volunteers from across Middle Tennessee to rebuild the preschool, a part of Lighthouse Christian School, which has been run by the Sweatt family since 2003.

In spite of the damage to eight of its 18 buildings on the school campus, the Sweatt family demonstrated true Tennessee volunteerism, taking it upon themselves to spearhead a flood recovery effort and help more than 200 families by providing shelter, food, water, clothing, counseling, and a myriad of other social and financial services. At the same time, Lighthouse School did not have the resources to find skilled labor to rebuild. Sadly, the entire school was in jeopardy of closing.

“We are proud of this opportunity to help out a local family and organization that has so often reached out to help others,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LP Building Products. “We deeply appreciate all of the volunteers and companies who took this cause to heart, and we can’t wait for the entire nation to see the strength and spirit of the Nashville people when this show hits the air.”

“We were honored to have the opportunity to serve as the builder for this project as we joined with local volunteers and businesses to give back to the Nashville community,” said Stan Hardaway, president of HARDAWAY Construction Corp. “This is a school and an organization that has used all its resources to help others in its community get back on their feet following this flood. Giving back is part of their DNA. One of the reasons I was so inspired by the Sweatt family and Lighthouse School is that I know they will continue to pay this gift forward for years and years to come. That is incredible.”

For the daily build videos, photos and video interviews with the entire build team from The Nashville Build, follow The Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.

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More Local Businesses Volunteer Product and Labor To ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Donations and Volunteer Efforts Make The Nashville Build Possible

Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2010) – As Nashville ramps up to the kickoff of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” local businesses are continuing to step up and make the build a reality. Led by LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp., The Nashville Build is yet another picture of Music City coming together to help.

The following companies have also donated to Extreme Makeover’s Nashville project:

  • Barge Cauthen & Associates, Inc. – Engineering services
  • Cumberland Architectural Millwork
  • Dale, Inc. – HVAC and insulation
  • Demo Plus
  • Ed’s Supply/Rheem Units
  • Staples
The Nashville Build still needs product donations for the construction itself as well as other design and decorative needs on the build site.

For the latest information about The Nashville Build, including how you can volunteer or sponsor click here,  or follow the Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.

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LP Building Products & Hardaway Construction Corp. Lead “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Rebuild Of Lighthouse School

Fueled by Nashville Volunteerism, Rebuilding Begins Tomorrow

Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2010) – Today, LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp. in partnership with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” announced that they will rebuild Lighthouse Preschool, which was completely demolished during the historic flooding in May.

At the center of the disaster is the Sweatt family, who has been running the school since 2003. In spite of the damage to eight of its 18 buildings on the school campus, the Sweatt family demonstrated true Tennessee volunteerism and took it upon themselves to spearhead a flood recovery effort. They have helped more than 200 families, providing shelter, food, water, clothing, counseling, and a myriad of other social and financial services.

Located at 5100 Blue Hole Road in Antioch, the preschool is the lifeblood of the Lighthouse School. With finances nearly depleted, Lighthouse School does not have the resources to find skilled labor to rebuild. Sadly, if the building isn’t rebuilt and reopened soon, the entire school is in jeopardy of closing within 24 months. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” identified the school to makeover, and LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp. jumped onboard immediately.

“After the flooding, the Sweatt family and the school stepped in immediately to help Nashville recover, and now it’s our turn as local businesses and volunteers to help this family and school get back on their feet,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LP Building Products. “It’s wonderful to see the Nashville community coming together to help with this project, and LP is proud to be part of such a worthy cause.”

“The Nashville Build is a true picture of the Volunteer State,” said Stan Hardaway, president of HARDAWAY Construction Corp. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve as the builder for this project as we join with local volunteers and businesses to give back to the Nashville community.”

For the latest information about The Nashville Build, visit www.TheNashvilleBuild.com or follow The Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.

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Local Businesses Team Up With “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Product Donations Help Make The Nashville Build Possible

Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2010) – As Nashville gears up for the next big project from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” local businesses are stepping up to help LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp. make The Nashville Build come to life. With product donations for the construction itself and other design and decorative needs on the build site, The Nashville Build is yet another picture of Music City coming together to help.

The following companies have donated to Extreme Makeover’s Nashville project:

  • Lee Company: Mechanical and plumbing materials
  • John Bouchard & Sons: Fire sprinklers
  • Wolfe & Travis Electric: Electrical materials and labor
  • Titan Exteriors: Siding
  • Synergy Business Environments/HON: Furniture
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
  • Jarvis Sign Company: Signage

For the latest information about The Nashville Build, including how you can volunteer or sponsor click here,  or follow the Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.

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“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Design Team Announced for The Nashville Build

Notable Designers Set to Lead Weeklong Construction that Kicks Off in Eight Days

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is pleased to announce the design team for the upcoming Nashville Build which will begin on September 11. Well-known designers Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo and Tracy Hutson will be joined this season by Leigh Anne Tuohy, interior designer and subject of the nationally acclaimed movie “The Blind Side.” With the help of LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction Corp., the Extreme Makeover design team will join with local businesses and volunteers to help make a difference in Nashville.

As the host of Extreme Makeover, Ty Pennington will bring his interior design and carpentry skills to the table to lead the latest Extreme Makeover project, affectionately being called The Nashville Build. Under Ty’s leadership, the show itself has earned two Emmys and two People’s Choice Awards and has helped families across the country.

Well-known designers Paul DiMeo and Tracy Hutson will be joining Ty for The Nashville Build. For Paul, renovation hits close to home. When he was only five years old, his family home burned to the ground. His deep understanding of family hardship makes him a perfect fit for the design team. A devoted mother of two, Tracy has been a designer and stylist since 1999, originally joining the Extreme Makeover team in 2003.

New to the show, Leigh Anne Tuohy is no novice when it comes to interior design. Leigh Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Mississippi and owns and runs a design firm with her mother. The subject of the bestselling book and major motion picture “The Blind Side,” Leigh Anne believes that giving back is just a way of life.

For the latest information about The Nashville Build, including how you can volunteer or sponsor, visitwww.TheNashvilleBuild.com or follow The Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.

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“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Returns To Nashville

LP Building Products and HARDAWAY Construction to lead army of volunteers

Nashville, Tenn. (August 19, 2010) – LP Building Products and one of Middle Tennessee’s leading construction firms, HARDAWAY Construction Corp., are thrilled to announce they will be leading an army of businesses and volunteers when “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returns to Nashville.

The two companies will team with other local businesses to help the hit ABC series complete the build and make dreams come true.  Nashville-based Dryden Abernathy Architecture Design (DA|AD) will be partnering with them to lead the architecture and engineering team on The Nashville Build.

But that’s only the beginning. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed to assist the builders and other sponsors in accomplishing the daunting goal of building a new structure in one week – a task that normally takes construction crews months.

“This is going to be an exciting and intense week-long adventure for LP as we help bring this project together, along with all the other companies and volunteers who are generously donating their time, energy and products to help out,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LP Building Products. “With LP’s engineered wood products providing a strong and durable backbone for this construction project, we know that the project is being built to stand the test of time. We’re thrilled to be a part of “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition” and support the Nashville community.”

“Giving back to our community has always been a priority of HARDAWAY Construction,” says Stan Hardaway, president of HARDAWAY Construction Corp. “When we were approached to be the builder of this exciting ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ project we were honored to have another opportunity to give back to the Nashville community which we have served for over 86 years. With the giving hearts and support of our team, our subcontractors, suppliers and volunteers, we are ready to show the rest of the country how Nashvillians step up and help their neighbors in times of need.”

The producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” have not released the location of the build, but it is anticipated to take place sometime in September.

A Pep Rally for The Nashville Build will be held at Curb Event Center at Belmont University at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3.  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun of cheerleaders, music and much more. More details about the pep rally will be announced soon.

More information about the build, including how you can volunteer or sponsor The Nashville Build, is available at www.TheNashvilleBuild.com. Also, follow the Nashville Build on Facebook and Twitter at @nashvillebuild.